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Psalms 2 - NIV

Why do the nations conspire[a]
and the peoples plot in vain?

2 The kings of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,

3 “Let us break their chains
and throw off their shackles.”


The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at them.

5 He rebukes them in his anger
and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,

6 “I have installed my king
on Zion, my holy mountain.”

7 I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:

He said to me, “You are my son;
today I have become your father.

8 Ask me,
and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth your possession.

9 You will break them with a rod of iron[b] ;
you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”


Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear
and celebrate his rule with trembling.

12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.


a. Psalms 2:1 Hebrew; Septuagint rage
b. Psalms 2:9 Or will rule them with an iron scepter (see Septuagint and Syriac)

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Summary: Raising G-Rated kids requires a partnership in which a devoted church equips and supports devoted parents
Denomination: Baptist
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2016
Summary: It was a sad day when there was NO ROOM for the son of God. The Shunammite woman made a room for the Preacher. There were benefits for making making room for God's plan.
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The Ranting of The Rebellious One
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Ranting of The Rebellious One
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 119
C. Philip Green avatar
Kiss the Son
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Mar, 2015
Summary: Don’t listen to the voice of rebellion. Instead, listen to the Father’s voice of rebuke, the Son’s voice of resolve, and the Spirit’s voice of reason: Jesus is King. Worship, honor, and trust Him.
Series: Palm Sunday
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 601
John Lowe avatar
The Lord’s Ultimate Victory
Shared by: John Lowe on Sep, 2014
Summary: Psalm 2 speaks of rebellious mankind, and about Jesus. It has been called the drama of the ages. It contains an important announcement concerning the outcome of events and forces at work in the world today.
Thomas Swope avatar
Let Us Bow Down And Worship Him
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Oct, 2013
Summary: A study of Psalm 2 verses 1 through 12
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Cosmic Declaration
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Oct, 2013
Summary: The individual decisions of Psalm 1, brought up a notch to the corporate level in Psalm 2.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Views: 1,106
Pat Damiani avatar
Embracing Jesus
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Jul, 2013
Summary: Man's only way to deal with his rebellion against God is to embrace the Son.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 359
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Jul, 2013
Scripture: Psalms 2:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 420
Matthew Cox avatar
"God is watching and knows"
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: Psalm 2:11- Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Scripture: Psalms 2:11
Denomination: *other
Views: 318
Matthew Cox avatar
God is watching
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: Ps. 2:11
Scripture: Psalms 2:11
Denomination: *other
Views: 772
Matthew Cox avatar
Trust God
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: This sermon outline will be about trusting God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 2:12
Denomination: *other
Views: 429
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Little Hammers
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Mar, 2013
Summary: Don't let the clanging bother you.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 510
Howard Strickland avatar
The Lord Laughs
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Mar, 2013
Summary: Human rebellion: Man’s depravity- devising, conspiring and scheming emptiness against God.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,568
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The Psalm of the King
Shared by: H.B. Charles Jr. on Oct, 2012
Summary: "The Psalm of the King" is an exposition of Psalm 2, a Royal Psalm that declares Jesus reigns over heaven and earth. Psalm 2 declares the unimpeachable authority of Jesus Christ in four movements.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,261
Tom Fuller avatar
God Our Rescuer - God Our King
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Sep, 2012
Summary: Psalms 2 & 3 show us that God is in charge no matter how the human default condition of rebellion tries to get in the way. They also show us that when faced with difficulty there are four things we do naturally that make our troubles worse, and four ways
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-3:10
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,026
Ed Vasicek avatar
The Coming World Tribulation
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Aug, 2012
Summary: The Tribulation culminates the era of mankind defying God as God vindicates himself in awesome judgment.
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 391
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The Way God Rules
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Jun, 2012
Summary: If God is ruling, why is our world and our nation in the shape they are in? Just how does God rule?
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,812
Scott Bayles avatar
The Rivalry (Psalm 2)
Shared by: Scott Bayles on Mar, 2012
Summary: In this expository, alliterated sermon, Psalm 2 publicizes a great rivalry between God and his enemies which includes a Serious Rebellion, a Sovereign Reaction, and a Safe Refuge. Custom PowerPoint is available if you e-mail me.
Series: Psalms
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 1,793
James Westervelt avatar
All is Well in 2012
Shared by: James Westervelt on Dec, 2011
Summary: Hope for the new year - it may look hopeless, but God sees it differently.
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Views: 4,786
Gordon Curley avatar
Kiss The Son
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Sep, 2011
Summary: Exposition of Psalm 2. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request: email - gcurley@gcurley.info)
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 1,420
Daniel Olukoya avatar
The Last Laugh
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on May, 2011
Summary: It gives me a lot of concern when those who are actually God’s enemies join others to sing the popular song, which says, “Let God arise and His enemies be scattered.” It is foolishness for those who are qualified as the enemies of God to be singing that s
based on 21 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-5
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 11,772
Allan Quak avatar
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Shared by: Allan Quak on Mar, 2011
Summary: Kingship Psalms remind us that we have a King who is to be listed to and obeyed because He protects us and provides for us. Basically all Kingship Psalms answer the same question … “How do I respond to the rule of God in my life?”
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,246
Rodelio Mallari avatar
Shared by: Rodelio Mallari on Dec, 2010
Summary: One of the most vivid pictures of God in the Bible is that of being our Deliverer. A deliverer is one who sets free or saves another from a difficult situation. An example is Moses. Today we shall look at seven kinds of people God delivers.
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: *other
Views: 9,526
Nathan Johnson avatar
The Winning Side
Shared by: Nathan Johnson on Aug, 2009
Summary: Encouragement should come in the fact that we are on the side of the King of kings and Lord of lords and that no matter what sinful man does, in the end, Christ will win for eternity.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,450
Jeffrey Powell avatar
Interceding for America
Shared by: Jeffrey Powell on May, 2009
Summary: The unchurched population is growing exponentially and with that the anti-Christian sentiment is producing a society that God will not support, thus the downward spiral of America.
based on 45 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 18,593
Jason Jones avatar
Ragin' Nations
Shared by: Jason Jones on Nov, 2008
Summary: Exposition of Psalm 2 regarding the rebellious heart of men against God and His Christ
Series: Psalms
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,148
Clarence Clough avatar
Shared by: Clarence Clough on Jul, 2008
Summary: Whole Psalm. Shows us the nature of sin, and the terrible results of it if it could rule. This Psalm gives us hope in the fact that Jesus will reign over all his enemies.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 625
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Shared by: William D. Brown on Mar, 2008
Summary: The Heathen rage in rebellion to the Lord Jesus
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,526
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God Is In Control
Shared by: Chris Layton on Nov, 2007
Summary: No matter what man may do, God is still in charge and WILL have the last say.
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 2:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,848